Job description

Spend a summer teaching English in China and get a taste of life in this fascinating country. Whether you wish to pursue a teaching career or not, our Summer Internship placements will help you gain highly desired transferable skills and international work experience without the need for prior teaching experience or knowledge of Mandarin!

As a summer intern, you will be responsible for planning and teaching fun and engaging lessons to students aged between 7-15 at a summer school from 9am – 5pm, 5 or 6 days per week. Your school will provide you with guidance and resources, however we encourage our interns to use their imagination and creativity to create educational games and activities that make their lessons memorable.

Each year we send a number of interns to our partner camps, meaning that you will get the chance to meet and work alongside like-minded people. Though you will be expected to adhere to an intensive schedule, you will have long lunch-breaks and the evenings to explore and socialise with your fellow interns.

Duration, location and benefits

Our internships run in three different locations across China and last between 2-7 weeks. Applicants are given the chance to express preferences in terms of location and internship duration during the application process.

Interns will receive a monthly allowance of around £140 during the placement as well as the following:

  • Pre-departure orientation Day
  • Airport pickup
  • Food and accommodation (shared hotel room or apartment) during placement
  • 1200 RMB allowance per month
  • Access to our lesson plan library and member’s area
  • Private Facebook group with all participants
  • Former teacher ‘buddy’ for help and advice
  • Ongoing in-country support
  • Visa support and guidance
  • Reference on request

Travel opportunities

Each year a large percentage of our summer interns choose to travel before or after their teaching placement with other participants and make the most of the time remaining on their visas. Travel around China is affordable and quite straightforward, so many of our interns have been able to visit places such as Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an and Chengdu during their trip.

Upon enrolment onto our summer internship programme, you will receive access to our online member’s area which contains travel guides written by our teachers, covering several exciting destinations.

£349 that covers: free food and accommodation during stay in China, London training day, help with lesson planning, contact person in China

Company information

We are a UK based organization and have placed over 1000 teachers since 2005. Our programme is tailored to get you off to the best possible start in China and do it as part of a group of likeminded people. We are proud to say that as a result, many of our teachers have stayed in China much longer than their initial contract. We always ensure you go on a work visa and that you work at reliable and vetted school. We are a very transparent organization, and we’ve got lots of information, testimonials and videos available that give you an idea what this experience is all about. If you’re interested in applying we encourage you to check out our social media pages on our website.

We look forward to have you be part of our community of enthusiastic and committed teachers!

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

To be considered for our summer internship programme, you MUST speak fluent English and hold a UK, US, Canadian, Australian, Irish or European passport.

You must also:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have completed A-levels (open to all students and graduates)
  • Be open-minded and interested in learning about other cultures
  • Possess good time management skills
  • Work well both independently and as part of a team

No previous teaching experience or knowledge of Mandarin is necessary.

Accepted degree subjects



£140 pcm

Free food and accommodation


China · Haining · Huzhou · Xuzhou

Contract and working hours

Temporary · Full-time

Start date

01/07/2018 · Summer

How to apply

Number of vacancies: 40

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter via the Apply button. We ask that applicants thoroughly read through the relevant programmes page on our website and familiarise themselves with the costs involved before making an application.

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 03/10/2018

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